scrimmage and 151 through the air, while the Bears, doing most of their work in the third period, gained 83 on rushing and 73 on passing for a total of 156 yards. The Bears were held to 25 yards in the first half, while the Packers were credited with 133. Long hours had been spent by George Halas in an attempt to put up an adequate defense against Green Bay's record breaking passing game. Halas did not succeed, because the Packers completed 12 of their 21 passes.
COMPLETES 11 PASSES
Isbell himself found receivers for 11 of his 19, not counting the two that were ruled complete on interference, and Van Every made good on one of two attempts. A total of 139 yards were credited to Isbell's aerials. Pass reception for the Packers was divided largely between Hutson and Lou Brock. Although the Bears were well drilled against Hutson, he managed to take four for a total of 44 yards. Lou Brock caught five for 83 yards, Hinkle took two for 12 yards and Joe Laws grabbed the other for 12 yards. On the ground, Hinkle was the standout with 69 yards in 20 attempts for an average of 3.5. Andy Uram ranked second with 22 yards for the seven times that he was given the ball.
OSMANSKI STANDS OUT
The Bears' outstanding individual on scrimmage was Osmanski, who carried the ball five times to net 44 yards. Passer Sid Luckman completed eight out of 17 for 73 yards to round out the Bears' work in the air. Receiving was divided between Dick Plasman, Hampton Pool, Ken Kavanaugh, Ray Nolting, Gallarneau and Osmanski. Isbell's quarterbacking was a thrill to see. He had probably the best day in his professional career. The master-minding of George Halas was only a challenge to the Green Bay star, and he made the most of it. Hinkle's backing up of the line was another fine feature of the thrilling spectacle. The guards did excellent work, Bucket Goldenberg and Pete Tinsley especially doing their share. Buckets, now in his ninth season with the Packers, romped over the field like an unshaven youngster. But in giving credit, don't omit Russ Letlow. All season Russ had been working out with the Packers, but it was not until last week, when room was found for him by the release of Del Lyman to the Cleveland Rams, that he was reinstated at his old guard position. Letlow did well in Sunday's game, but that was only a small part of the important role he played. In recent weeks, while the team was managing to keep in the NFL race, Letlow was scouting the Bears. His noted proved invaluable. Coach Curly Lambeau was as happy as a schoolgirl bride. Curly took that overrated T formation and made Halas eat all the words that the Chicago sportswriters had written in praise of his exploits.
HINKLE KICKS OFF
Hinkle kicked over the goal line to open the game, the Bears taking the ball on their own 20-yard line. A pass from Luckman to Gallarneau helped to bring a first down, but his next one fell incomplete and he punted out, Lou Brock returning five yards to the Green Bay 36. Isbell's first pass was ruled complete when Osmanski interfered with Larry Craig, giving the Packers a first down on the Bears' 48-yard line. Hinkle then smashed four yards, and then Isbell, failing to find his receiver, raced 17 yards to the 27-yard line. George Svendsen helped Isbell on this fine run. Again Isbell heaved a pass, and for the second time there was an interference ruling, placing the ball only 16 yards from the goal. Isbell made six yards on a smash over guard, and on a drive through center he gained three more. With the goal line only seven yards away, Isbell handed the ball to Hinkle for a three-yard gain. Hinkle then tore through the line for two more, and another Isbell-to-Hinkle scrimmage play placed the ball on the one-yard line. On the next play Isbell cut over to the right and went over. Siegal blocked Hutson's try for the extra point. Two penalties amounting to 20 yards stopped the Bears after the kickoff. The Packers also punted, and this time the Bears were smeared nine yards, one yard when Luckman juggled the ball and eight yards when Eddie Jankowski threw Osmanski. Despite a clipping penalty of 15 yards on Hal Van Every, the Packers started another drive, Hinkle making seven yards and Jankowski picking up three more for a first down just before the first quarter ended. Isbell went back as if to punt, but fooled the Bears and completed a pass of 26 yards to Lou Brock, putting the ball on the Chicago 25-yard line in the first minute of the second quarter.
HUTSON IS RUSHED
A pass from Isbell to Hutson fell incomplete in the end zone, Hutson being rushed up against the concrete wall by Nolting and George McAfee. Isbell failed to gain on the next play, and he was caught for a five yard loss when John Federovitch came back fast. With Isbell holding, Hinkle attempted a field goal, but it fell short and the ball went back to the Bears. The Bears were stopped cold, and the Packers also failed to gain. The punt was high and short, and the ball rolled far back. Nolting made a fine return, but a penalty returned the ball to the Packers, giving them a first down on their own 44-yard line. A pass from Isbell to Hinkle, with Isbell again demonstrating agility and skill in eluding rushing Bears, brought the Packers 15 yards more, leaving them on the Bears' 43. Hinkle's sprint of 18 yards helped place the ball on the 27-yard line, but a penalty threw the team back 15 yards.
STANDLE SNARES PASS
Two more of Isbell's passes went bad, and the Packers drew another 15-yard penalty. Then Norman Standlee intercepted an Isbell aerial, giving the Bears the ball on their own 39. The best the Bruins were able to do was an 11-yard dash by McAfee, but previous throwbacks left them short on fourth down. Laws drove nine yards to the Packers' 44, and Uram, with Charlie Brock executing a beautiful block, netted 19 yards and a first down on the Bears' 37. The Packers failed to gain. Hinkle attempted another field goal, and this also went bad. On the final play of the first half, McAfee was rushed and fumbled, Larry Craig picking up the ball and lateraling to Charlie Brock. Charlie ran to the goal line, but the ball was ruled dead as the period ended. The third quarter saw the Bears picking up steam, but the Packers still had it all over them. Starting from their own 15-yard line after the Bears punted, the Green Bay team made another powerful march that eventually resulted in a touchdown.
Featured in the drive was a 22-yard pass from Isbell to Lou Brock. Another toss, of 20 yards, was taken by Hutson and left the ball on the Chicagoans' 46-yard line. Hinkle picked up seven yards and three yards for a first down. Isbell fumbled, and Osmanski recovered. On the next play Gallarneau also fumbled, giving the Packers possession on the 36-yard line thanks to Svendsen's fine recovery. Isbell's first pass, a long one, fell incomplete, but his next one to Lou Brock, all along 10 yards from the goal, brought the second Green Bay touchdown. Hinkle's placekick for the extra point made the score 13 to 0. Later in the period Hal Van Every returned Luckman's punt to the Green Bay 46. A 12-yard pass from Van Every to Laws meant a first down, and after a succession of line bucks the Packers were stopped up. This was Hinkle's signal to try one more field goal. He kicked from the 44-yard line with Laws holding, and the ball cleared the crossbar with yards to spare. The score now as 16 to 0 with the third quarter all but ended. Then the Bears came roaring. They made another first down before McAfee was smeared for 11 yards. Luckman passed to Nolting for 12 yards, and his next pass, to Kavanaugh, was for another 12 yards, giving the Bears a first down on the Green Bay 22.
HUTSON IS SMART
An interference ruling completed another pass to Luckman, but it was a bit of smart play by Green Bay's Don Hutson. Luckman almost surely would have made a touchdown had Hutson not stopped him nine yards from the goal. Thus at least a couple of minutes were saved for the Packers, even though the Bears did eventually score. Standlee finally went over from the three-yard line, carrying Charlie Brock along with him. It was a touchdown for the Bears, fighting mad by now, and Bob Snyder's extra point kick made the score 16 to 7. Then another break occurred for the Bears. McAfee intercepted one of Isbell's passes and ran 55 yards to the Green Bay 15. Luckman passed to Pool, who was pushed into the sidelines one yard from the goal. On the third down Nolting went over from center for a touchdown and Joe Stydahar kicked the extra point. The score was now 16 to 14, with six minutes left of the game, and the Bears were clicking. After the kickoff the Packers spent one minute trying to score again, but they were forced to punt. With four minutes left, McAfee went around end for a six-yard gain to the 40, and short spurts by Osmanski and Luckman brought a first down on the 36. Luckman then went back to pass, and fumbled when Jacunski hit him hard. Pete Tinsley recovered for the Packers on the Bears' 44-yard line with 2 1/2 minutes remaining. Hinkle punted out to Swisher after the Green Bay drive was stopped by the charging Bears, and 37 seconds remained with the Bears on their own 24. Two passes by Luckman, with Van Every and Howard Johnnson rushing the receiver, took another 12 seconds. There was time for one more play. Osmanski took a lateral from Luckman, cut in toward the center of the field and dashed to the Green Bay 40-yard line. That ended the battle and the Packers were victors over the "invincible" Chicago Bears.
GREEN BAY - 6 0 10 0 - 16
CHI BEARS - 0 0 0 14 - 14
1st - GB - Cecil Isbell, 1-yard run (Don Hutson kick blocked) GREEN BAY 6-0
3rd - GB - Lou Brock, 38-yard pass from Isbell (Don Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 13-0
3rd - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 44-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-0
4th - CHI - Norm Standlee, 3-yard run (Bob Snyder kick) GREEN BAY 16-7
4th - CHI - Ray Nolting, 1-yard run (Joe Stydahar kick) GREEN BAY 16-14